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SEC Finds Confidentiality Agreements Violates Whistleblower Rules


Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC announced its first enforcement action against a company for using improperly restrictive language in confidentiality agreements with the potential to stifle the whistleblowing process. For those who follow this area, it was not a big surprise as the SEC has been known to be trolling for defendants to make a point.  I wouldn’t […] Read more →

by   |   April 1, 2015

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SEC Brings Enforcement Action Related to Perks

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC charged the former CEO of Silicon Valley-based technology firm Polycom Inc. with using nearly $200,000 in corporate funds for personal perks that were not disclosed to... Read more →

by   |   March 31, 2015


SEC Imposes $6 Million in Penalties for Straw Purchaser Arrangement

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Investment Advisers On March 26, 2015, the SEC settled charges against 22 parties relating to arrangements by which companies not registered as broker-dealers purchased securities on behalf of Global... Read more →

by   |   March 31, 2015

CFTC Provides Chief Compliance Officers Additional Time to Submit Annual Reports

Derivatives The CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued a no-action letter to futures commission merchants, swap dealers and major swap participants, referred to as... Read more →

by   |   March 29, 2015